15th February 2024 14:17:38 Hours
The life of a soldier is fostered by DRILL which cultivates Discipline from the letter ‘D’, Regimentation from ‘R’, Integrity from ‘I’, Loyalty and Leadership from the two Ls.
With the aim of producing professionally qualified Drill Instructors to the Sri Lanka Army, the professional Drill Instructor Course No 131 with fifty-two SNCOs, representing most of the Regiments of the Sri Lanka Army began their training on 5 Feb 2024 with the formal Opening Address by the Commandant at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium with the participation of the Deputy Commandant, Wing Heads, Officers and DI Course Instructors.
15th February 2024 14:12:52 Hours
On 8 February 2024, the SLMA had the honour of hosting a delegation from India comprising of Officer Students of the Higher Defence Management Course (HDMC) from the College of Defence Management, along with their spouses, led by Commodore Sunil Kumar, Head of the Department of the Indian Naval Academy, as they were embarking on a five-day overseas study tour in Sri Lanka from 5 to 9 February.
10th February 2024 09:26:14 Hours
‘Independence Day’ is one of the remarkable national festivals, held to celebrate the independence gained from British rule on 4th Feb 1948 with conduct of varied activities such as flag-hoisting ceremony, traditional cultural dances, parades etc.
10th February 2024 09:21:51 Hours
Mini Concert of the Intake Short Course 22 themed ‘English 360’ was held glamorously at the Sino Lanka Friendship Auditorium on 3 Feb 2024 with the participation of the Commandant, Maj Gen Thusara Mahalekam WWV RWP RSP USP ndu psc as the Chief Guest along with the Deputy Commandant, all Wing Heads, Senior Officers and Officer Cadets. The aim of the concert was to showcase the Officer Cadets’ language knowledge and skills which were acquired through a one-month comprehensive English package conducted for eighteen Officer Cadets at the Volunteer Force Training School (VFTS), Diyatalawa.
08th February 2024 10:08:31 Hours
The Oath Ceremony is a remarkable and customary moment of officer cadet life as they give the oath before the National Flag, Academy Flag and Company Flags after completing their initial military orientation package. The event also implies that trainees’ promise to abide by the Country’s constitution against any enemy threats, disasters while respecting the law and order of the country, SOPs, traditions, customs and practices of the Military Academy as well as the Army.
24th January 2024 15:46:31 Hours
On 18 January 2024, Colonel AMDB Adhikari RWP RSP psc of Gajaba Regiment officially assumed his duties as the 38th Commanding of the Officer Cadet Wing with a Guard of Honour accorded by 15 Officers, 31 Non-Commissioned Officers and 63 Officer Cadets in order to welcome him to the Sri Lanka Military Academy with the deep perception of providing a fabulous service to his alma mater as one of the key appointment holders of the Academy. During his speech, the Commanding Officer made clear his vision and urged all the Academy personnel’s support in accomplishing his responsibilities as members of one family. After the parade, the new CO took over his duties amidst the blessings of his officers and other ranks, giving priority to his religious faith at the Officer Cadet Wing Headquarters.
24th January 2024 15:40:50 Hours
A farewell ceremony for the outgoing Commanding Officer - Officer Cadet Wing, Colonel E W R S B Ehelepola USP USACGSC was held at the SLMA on 16 and 17 January 2023. On 16th evening, a farewell party for the outgoing Commanding Officer was held at the Officers’ Mess with the participation of all Wing Heads, Senior Officers and Officers of the Military Academy in compliance to his commendable service to the organization and a token of appreciation was also awarded.
11th January 2024 12:11:27 Hours
On 8 January 2024, Intake 93B, SC 21, SC 22, and DE 1/2024, comprising of 236 local trainees and 3 Zambian Lady Officer Cadets, officially commenced their military training. The Commandant's Opening Address took place at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium, with the participation of the Deputy Commandant, all Wing Heads, Officers, and Other Rank Instructors of the Academy.
11th January 2024 12:08:51 Hours
‘The Language Day’ is considered to be one of the major events of the Academy’s calendar that allows trainee officer cadets to showcase their dramatic performances, esthetic skills and multiple creativities on stage through a wide range of entertaining activities such as skits, dramas, songs, dances, analysis, recitation etc.
28th December 2023 11:50:21 Hours
The Commandant and faculty of Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa took great pleasure in conducting an outward-bound training programme for third-year students of the department of Marketing Management, Faculty Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenapura , Sri Lanka from 18 – 22 of December 2023, on a request made by the University’s Marketing Management Department, which was a prerequisite of their course curriculum. The six-day course was meticulously planned and conducted by the Military Training Wing, and Major Priyadarshana Silva, the Senior Instructor together with a handful of competent officers took great interest in designing and conducting the course in such a way that the 81 undergraduates could hone their leadership and personality traits as per the expectation of the faculty. Additionally, the course included activities for fun and entertainment such as a hash-run, campfire, and an excursion to Upper Diyaluma which added lots of thrill and excitement to the programme. As a special event, the faculty and undergraduates paid tribute to the fallen war heroes at the Monument of Peace erected at the Academy.